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Decatur Eats and Eateries

I love to cook, and I especially enjoy cooking for Steve -- who will eat ANYTHING!

However, since we moved to Decatur in mid-June, our house has been in various stages of remodeling and renovation for three months, and we still have another week to go. That means we have eaten out far more than normal. The good news is that there are a wide variety of choices. I thought you might enjoy seeing some dishes we've sampled recently and being reminded of places you haven't visited in a while.


Camino Real (on Hwy. 31 just past the Hwy. 67 intersection) is a long-time Decatur staple for Mexican favorites. We have gone there a number of times on Sunday, because the prices are reasonable, and we get quick service. Here is a look at a recent Taco Salad with extra guacamole. Quite tasty!


Admittedly, The RailYard on 2nd Avenue is something of a splurge for us, especially at lunchtime. I had a gift card, and we were eager to sample the dishes of the newest chef. The menu is small, but the selections are very good. Steve had salmon, and I had shrimp and grits. Both were delicious!


I popped into Simply Delicious on Danville Road recently and was greeted by the owner, Pam Smith, who is a long-time friend I went to church with years ago. She and I love to discuss missions, and she serves a great veggie plate. Give it a try!


Comfort food and soul food are on the serving line at Minnie Lee's. Be sure to get the cornbread! You'll have the agonizing choice of which meat and vegetables to get, and homemade desserts are on display calling your name. The food is seasoned very well. Minnie Lee's is located in a former Hardee's building on Hwy. 31 almost across the highway from Central Baptist Church. You might stand in line for a bit, but then you'll head to your table with your food ready to eat.


The Brick Deli & Tavern on Moulton Street is well known for its array of sandwiches, but I'd like to give a shout-out for their soups as well. A half sandwich and a cup of soup make a great combo. Live music is on the schedule often, too. It is well-situated across from Decatur's newest hotel nearing completion downtown.


When Steve has had a stressful day, nothing seems to bring order back to his life (gastronomically speaking) more than a pork sandwich and a bag of chips from Big Bob's. That is his go-to order, and it always brings a smile to his face.

Of course, there are dozens more options for dining out in Decatur. These are just a few of our most recent choices.

Hmmmm. Where shall we go next?

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In addition you may want to try Fulins or Taste of China takeout on Hwy 67 or Canton House buffet on 14th. We enjoy Francesca’s on 31 S. Bank Street Grill and Simp McGhee, where my grandson is Host 😍 are always good. We love Simps small plate menu 😍. if you are in the mood for steak JW Steak House is great with a great salad bar. All our faves 😍. Hope we “run into” y’all 😍

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